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James Senior at Microsoft: Like a kid in a candy store

April, 2007

  • UAC "Split Token" workaround

    Older apps weren't designed with UAC in mind and there can be some compatibility problems during the installation and use of software. When developing applications now and in the future, there are some UAC guidelines available but in the meantime you...
  • Specify which applications you share with the community on ACT

    The Application Compatibility Toolkit allows you to specify which compatibility information you share based on the application tested. So for example if you have compatibility information for bespoke, home grown applications that you don't want to share...
  • ECMA Open XML needs you!

    I'd like you to sign our petition to support ECMA Open XML as a standard in the UK.... Here are the benefits of the format: Ecma Open XML was developed through the collaborative efforts of leading companies such as Apple, Barclays Capital, BP, The British...
  • Expression on MSDN

    To all those who asked and provided feedback, thank you. Your voice has swayed the vote and Expression Web is now available on MSDN Premium subscription. It's a start - Expression Design and Media aren't on there because they aren't related to developer...
  • Is your Vista Genuine?

    Thought you might want a reminder about Windows Genuine Advantage! All versions of Vista require some form of activation, including VL versions (note: many big OEMs pre-activate) PCs that fail to activate properly will be put into reduced functionality...
  • Silverlight - release your style

    Light up the Web Silverlight (codename WPF/E) is Microsoft’s answer to Adobe’s Flash (estimated to be running rich web based experiences on 95% of the world’s PCs and Macs). The goal is to provide the most natural and seamless method with which to design...
  • Getting started with Vista Deployment

    It's a question on the lips of businesses at the moment. As with most Microsoft-related information on the internet there are ample resources out there but picking and choosing the best ones is difficult. Where would I start? Well, I think the Deployment...
  • Expression Web Virtual Labs!

    I have to say that Virtual Labs are a fantastic way to "try before you buy" and also a wonderful way for people to learn a tool. We've just released Virtual Labs for Expression Web so have a look and find out why it's such a cool tool for building standards...
  • Develop your own apps for Home Server

    The beta software development kit (SDK) for Windows Home Server was released last week and should make for interesting applications being built atop the server platform for system protection, media sharing, home security and home automation. The SDK consists...
  • I'm moving my RSS Feed - please update your reader

    To help me better report on stats I'm reverting the publishing of my RSS feed back on to the traditional community server platform. This will be the last post published via FeedBurner after which you can pick up my feed here: http://blogs.technet.com...